IT Management Linux News for Aug 19, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Nagios Plugins (Aug 19, 2008, 22:04)
ServerWatch: "The excellent open-source
monitoring software Nagios is set up to use plugins to do the
actual work of checking services. Here are some useful plugins from
the official plugin site and an unofficial plugin collection."
Open Source: An Open Question for Red Hat and Others (Aug 19, 2008, 20:34)
Business Week: "Only a handful of open-source
acquisitions the last two years have netted investors at least 10
times their money."
Lots of Foot-Dragging on IPv6 (Aug 19, 2008, 17:34)
Internet News: "The IPv4 address space is near
exhaustion, yet a new report claims that traffic on the modernized
IPv6 (define) protocol is slow and migration to the newer address
spaces is sluggish."
OpenSolaris: a Linux Admin's View (Aug 19, 2008, 16:34)
Linux Format: "Sun is battling hard to break
into the open source operating system world with OpenSolaris.
Juliet Kemp takes it for a test-drive, sampling its unique features
and seeing how it fares against Linux."
The Brampton Factor: Analysts Fail on Open Source (Aug 19, 2008, 15:34)
IT Pro: "For open source software to achieve
its full potential, people's perceptions must change. Yet how can
that happen when open source is so woefully neglected by analysts,
asks Martin Brampton."
42 of the Best Free Linux Scientific Software (Aug 19, 2008, 14:04)
Linux Links: "To provide an insight into the
quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of
42 high quality Linux scientific applications, covering a broad
spectrum of uses. There's a mix of graphical and console based
applications included. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for all types of users."
Link fixed-- ed.
Grokking SCO's Demise (Aug 19, 2008, 12:04)
PC World: "Did Groklaw really have an impact on
those court cases? Naaah."
Transparency is Just as Important (Aug 19, 2008, 06:34)
Linux Journal: "One of the advantages, touted
by the Open Source community is that you can read the source code
and make changes to it if you need to. Now to be honest, how many
of us even bother to look at the source code?"
A Storm In The Computing World: Stormy Peters (Aug 19, 2008, 04:14)
EFY Times: "Proprietary solutions like drivers
and codec aren't just a problem for the free and open source
software community they are also a problem for users. Our ability
to innovate and offer new solutions for users is often held up by
The Fedora Project Announces Fedora Scholarship (Aug 19, 2008, 02:34)
EFY Times: "Helping develop and foster up and
coming talent in the open source software field, the Fedora
Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source
collaboration, has announced the newly created Fedora Scholarship
PC Giant Lenovo Set to Launch Linux Servers (Aug 19, 2008, 02:04)
The VAR Guy: "Lenovo is leaping from the
desktop into the server market, and will launch its first Linux and
Windows servers this September."
Take a Closer Look at OpenBSD 4.3 (Aug 19, 2008, 00:32)
IBM Developerworks: "OpenBSD's
motto—"free, functional, and secure"—says it all. In
its default configuration, OpenBSD has proven one of the most
secure operating systems available. Its recent version 4.3 release
continues in that tradition."